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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive

With the introduction of offline storage (in the form of tape and punch cards, later floppy disks, hard drives and cards), computer users began to create and acquire all manner of data to use with their machines. Programs, textfiles, and later images, sound and moving image data would be collected in the course of computer ownership and maintenance. Over time, this collection would sometimes resemble a pile, or a library, or an archive. The unifying theme would only be that they were all on the same storage medium.

This collection is meant to be a deep storage archive of these sets of files and data, fused together as originally acquired from efforts to preserve them. Sometimes the files ran together on a bulletin board system, while others are collections of images disks or cassettes that were in the possession of one person.

The ideal situation would be a legion of curated displays and presentation of this data to an audience, or as fully-described datasets for the purposes of research and historical knowledge. Over time, these collections may find new iterations as such museum pieces and study aids, but for now they are gathered groups of information, awaiting the computer history equivalent of "crate diggers" going through "the stacks" to find precious forgotten history.

Researchers will also want to visit TOSEC, the Old School Emulation Center collection, and the gathered collection of FTP Sites at the FTP Site Boneyeard.

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The Vintage Software Collection
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software
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data
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2014
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aol archiveteam
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aol files
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aol protocol
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aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
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aol. archiveteam
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video games
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This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 11000-11999. A listing of the file libraries is below. [11085] 10-10 Photo Files [11582] 24BIT Rendered_ Still Life & Objects II [11153] 2Market v3 Mac (production) [11154] 2Market v3 Windows (production) [11117] A Look Back at Nuremberg [11763] ABC Beatles Anthology [11044] ABC Primetime Clips [11998] Additional Personnel Listings [11999] Addtional Personnel Listings [11775] Adventure Games [11118] Aerosmith [11087] African American Gallery...
Topic: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 12000-12999. A listing of the file libraries is below. [12236] '96 Wide World Flix [12235] '96 Wide World Pix [12161] 1995 In Music [12305] 1996 Tax Forms [12306] 1997 Tax Forms [12347] @Cool Games and Shareware [12348] @Cool Videos [12680] a [12751] AAA Photo Gallery [12343] AAC Management Area [12470] ABC Kidzine Games! [12695] ABC Kidzine Toolbox [12213] Accessorize [12249] ACLU Upload_Download Library [12000] Additional Personnel Listings...
Topic: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 10000-10999. A listing of the file libraries is below. [10417] 1996 HFStival [10147] 24BIT DIGITAL_ Flowers & Vegetation III [10190] 24BIT Digital_ Flowers & Vegetation II [10193] 24BIT E-Paint_ Abstract & Conceptual II [10513] 24BIT E-Paint_ Characters & Creatures II [10195] 24BIT Rendered_ Characters & Critters II [10194] 24BIT Rendered_ Sci-Fi Spacecraft II [10518] 24BIT_ Rendered Basic Scenery [10581] 2nd new Library [10886]...
Topic: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from xxxx-xx99. A listing of the file libraries is below: 800-FLOWERS Product Photos Antiques & Classics Library Big Bands_Swing BSC Photos & Information Classical_Symphony Country Music Clips (A) Elle Main Library Examples and Images General Uploading II Highlander The Final Dimension Macromedia Info Center Main Photo Library Military Library Nell On Computers Software Library Online Publications Rock 70s (A-C) Rock & Roll 80s (A-B) Science...
Topics: aol. archiveteam, aol files
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 7200-7299. Problem files are listed in the text file included. A listing of the file libraries is below: ABC - Guest Souvenirs Best of Macworld Big Twin Library CD-ROM ExpressNet Download Library Gallery Party Photos Chatterless Home Main Library Intel Kitchen Library Macworld Education Macworld Entertainment Macworld Feature Graphics Macworld Fonts Macworld Graphics Macworld Newton Macworld New Uploads Macworld PowerBook Macworld Sounds Macworld...
Topics: aol. archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from xxxx-xx99. A listing of the file libraries is below: Business Week Graveyard Archives I Immortal Beloved Legends of the Fall Little Women Macworld Transcript Library MED - Health Recent Newrooms Guides Server Apps
Topics: aol. archiveteam, aol files
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 9400-9499. A listing of the file libraries is below. [9414] 20th Century Gallery [9407] @Cool Art Library [9425] Animals and Wildlife [9415] Animation Art Gallery [9416] Ansel Adams Portfolio [9488] Audio Library [9417] Baseball Stadium Gallery [9471] Best Bets (MAC) [9434] Carpenter Shop & Scrollsaw Logs [9418] City Skyline Gallery [9427] Die Hard With a Vengeance [9424] Figurative Gallery [9419] Figures and Forms Gallery [9422] Fly Fishing...
Topics: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 9600-9699. A listing of the file libraries is below. [9665] A Walk in the Clouds [9690] All Star Highlights [9677] Alternative Music A-G [9601] Audio Files from Court TV Cases [9661] B.N.Explorer [9657] Backpacker _Live_ Transcripts [9669] Bushwacked [9636] Demo Disks [9644] Dictionaries [9679] Disgusting Noises [9645] Education Templates [9647] Forms Templates [9638] Games [9684] General Utilities [9622] Graphics _ JPEGs I [9604] Green Acres [9606]...
Topics: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 9900-9999. A listing of the file libraries is below. [9991] A&B Downloads [9904] Adam's Silly Files [9935] Advertising_Demos [9973] Baseball 1 (NEW) [9902] Bosnia [9947] Chris' Library [9914] Club Art Library [9913] Club KidSoft Game Library [9915] Club Mania #1 Library [9916] Club Mania #2 Library [9919] Club Mania #3 Library [9962] Color Weather Maps [9980] Coloring Page Graphics [9933] Compton's Library 4 [9936] Conference Room Logs [9988]...
Topic: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 9000-9099. Some descriptions (info.txt files) for multiple items in the same library with the same subject may be missing. A listing of the file libraries is below: 2Market updates mac ABC Prime Time Photos & Clips Artwork Bad Religion Beastie Boys Brandy Capital's Photos Chat Logs (Private) Chat Logs (Public) Chris Isaak Christianity Apologetics Cobb 1-2-3 User's Journal Cobb Full Throttle Cobb Inside Access Cobb Inside Excel Cobb Inside...
Topics: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 9500-9599. A listing of the file libraries is below. [9549] 1995 NBA Draft [9531] 19th Century Fiction [9586] Advertisements [9537] Below this Height Gallery [9567] Bewitched [9536] Charities Gallery [9524] Chat Logs, Stories, Newsletters [9598] Chimichanga Illustrations [9502] Cruising Library [9590] Cybertech Files [9571] Daily Logs [9550] Download Tools [9532] Essays [9528] FCLEmily [9529] Fiction for Family 2 [9595] Fidelity Private Board [9588]...
Topics: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 9800-9899. A listing of the file libraries is below. [9811] 1995 Season Hi-lites [9884] America Online for DOS Report [9889] Author Chat Transcripts [9860] BMG uploads [9864] Bikini Library 1 [9861] CL - Windows 95 Apps & Utilities [9894] Compton's Software Library [9828] Florida Keys Photo Gallery [9808] Hot Shots [9810] In the Booth, On the field [9899] Interviews with Comedians [9877] Korean War Memorial SoftLib [9883] Mac Today Software...
Topic: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 9300-9399. A listing of the file libraries is below. [9368] April [9372] August [9380] Business Week [9364] CQ Download Library [9357] Chat Room Transcripts [9344] Court TV Anchors [9353] Court TV Trial [9355] Court TV Trial Documents [9378] Current Releases Graphics [9317] E-Zines [9316] FAQs [9366] February [9331] First Knight [9303] GIF_ Flowers & Vegetation [9309] HFS tival '95 [9395] HTML & Web Tools (MAC) [9315] Helper Apps (MAC)...
Topics: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 9200-9299. A listing of the file libraries is below. [9283] Adam Ant [9270] Alternative Nation Videodrome [9271] Animation & Promos Videodrome [9268] Art For Kids [9272] Beavis & Butthead Videodrome [9297] Blind Melon [9281] Boingo [9251] Business of Writing [9284] Compulsion [9256] Cubs Photo Library [9290] Dave Matthews Band [9274] Democratic Press Releases [9282] Denzil [9294] Duran Duran [9262] Envoy Wireless Software [9240] FSRC Club...
Topics: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 9700-9799. A listing of the file libraries is below. [9759] AMSC Education Library [9793] Add Depth Images [9743] All Star Game videos [9757] Bikini Library 2 [9789] Bikini Library 3 [9720] Business Photos [9799] Calendar Templates [9723] Clip Art [9794] Communications Disks [9710] Corcoran Student Assignment Uploads 3 [9706] Cyber Beach-House [9762] Cyberspace HQ Library [9792] Designer ClipArt_Models_Shaders [9791] Designer Images II [9796]...
Topic: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 9100-9199. A listing of the file libraries is below. [9114] Beach House '95 [9102] Black Crowes [9113] CADMo Download Library [9124] Christopher Lambert Forum [9122] Cinematographer Library [9129] Computing Photos [9130] Connectix Windows Library [9131] Downlaod Library [9123] Fan Attic Chat [9107] Hole [9105] Hootie & The Blowfish [9115] Hot Spot [9104] Jesus and Mary Chain [9101] Lenny Kravitz [9106] Luscious Jackson [9143] MAC Upgrade...
Topics: aol archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol